Assistant Professor of Management (Operations Management)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Management

LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels.

For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and ethnic minorities.

For legal reasons, we have to inform applicants that the minimum salary for Assistant Professor at the LSE is £53,905 pa inclusive. However, the salary offered for this post will be competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide.  

The Department of Management at LSE is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor in Management in the area of Operations Management. You would be joining a group with strong interests in auctions and mechanism design and in internet economics, but we would welcome applicants with research interests in any area of Operations Management.

You will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.

Successful applicants will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD Operations Management or a relevant related field. They will have a track record of internationally excellent publications, or a trajectory for achieving this, as well as a well-developed strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications in top journals. Specifically, we would look especially favourably at publications in any of the following journals: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science, Operations Research, and Games and Economic Behavior. They will have a demonstrable ability to teach on undergraduate, postgraduate, or executive programmes in management in the field of Operations Management. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also required, including an ability to place one's specialist work within a broader social science context.

The benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme; a research incentive scheme with personal reward options; generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement; a collegial faculty environment; and excellent support, training, and development opportunities.

The Department of Management plays a central role in the LSE, a global, single-faculty, social science university located in the heart of London. The Department’s faculty and research strength is centred in employment relations and human resource management, organisational behaviour, managerial economics and strategy, information systems and innovation, marketing, public management and governance, and operations management. The Department’s faculty members are engaged in research and scholarly activity across LSE, through research centres such as the Centre for Economic Performance, the Behavioural Research Lab, and interdisciplinary Institutes. The Department’s own portfolio of degrees includes the BSc Management, a two-year Masters in Management, and specialist one-year masters programmes. The aim of management education offered by LSE and the Department is to enable academically gifted students to boost their social science knowledge and managerial problem-solving talents so that they are well prepared to contribute to organisational success and social betterment in any place, within any sector, and at any scale. 

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Full application details can be obtained at by selecting “Academic Careers”. 

Applications must be received by 23.59 on 29 October 2017. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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